Are you looking into the different types of storm protection for your doors and windows, so that your loved one’s, house or commercial building is secure this tropical storm season? If you are looking for the best type of protection, then impact windows are what you need. These hurricane windows will offer you and your family 24 hour protection from the high winds, rain, flying debris and burglars. In addition to hurricane protection, you will get these benefits as well:
- Ultraviolet ray protection
- Noise Reduction
- Discounts on insurance
- Increased energy efficiency
Now, you may be wondering about the installation of these impact resistant windows, so let’s discuss a few tips that will help to get you familiar with installing your new windows.
Make sure that you read the installation manual from the manufacturer such as PGT Windows, before starting the project to see if there are any brand specific instructions that you need to follow. But for the most part they are very similar to traditional windows, but if you have an older home or if your windows are in hard to reach places such as on the second story of your home, you may want to hire a contractor to complete the job for you.
The first thing to do is to remove your existing window from the structure of your home, once that is done, you will want to dry fit your new storm tight window into the opening, this is done so that you will know how the window operates and if you have the right size before you complete the project with installing the hardware, caulking or sealing.
If everything looks good during the dry fitting process, then remove the window and then use a high quality sealant around the outside perimeter of the frame. Next, you will need to place your new storm window in the opening and then secure it to the frame with the recommended screws or nails. Now it is important that your windows are properly sealed, so use a top quality silicone around the frame’s edges, this will help to reduce any unwanted air from leaking in or out of your house.
If this process if not familiar to you, then please just hire a contractor to do the installation for you, as they will make sure that it is done correctly by using the specifications of the manufacturer.